After a two-year hiatus, Halloween is again at Interfaith Social Companies, and the company is searching for donations of recent costumes to offer to youngsters ages 12 and youthful whose households use the company’s meals pantry.
“Your donation makes it possible for kids whose families can’t afford to buy a costume be the little princesses and superheroes they’ve been dreaming of, while gathering treats this Halloween,” the company’s web site reads.
The wishlist for donations — which could be discovered at https://amzn.to/3LedMvk — contains Jedis, unicorns, traditional witches, Buzz Lightyear, Sonic the Hedgehog, characters from the tv present “Stranger Things,”Inflatable dinosaurs and all types of Pokemon creatures
The costumes are displayed in October in a tent near the food pantry. Families are invited to attend a special day of celebration. “shopping”to pick their Halloween costumes. In 2019, approximately 250 children attended.
“It’s one of our favorite seasonal programs,” said Rick Doane, Interfaith’s executive director. “Donors love selecting and purchasing costumes for the drive, and the kids get so incredibly excited when they get to pick out any costume they want on giveaway day.”
You can drop off new accessories and costumes at the Interfaith Social Services building at 105 Adams St. in Quincy Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays until 7 p.m.
You can also purchase costumes online from Amazon.com and ship them directly to Interfaith.
According to a press release, the deadline for donations is Oct. 7.
Interfaith Social Services operates one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, a mental health counseling center, thrift shop, and homelessness prevention program — and has been in business for 75 years.
Residents of Braintree and Cohasset can access the meals pantry from Hingham, Holbrooke, Holbrooke, Holbrooke, Hull, Milton or Quincy. Scituate and Scituate are also served by the pantry.